When you’re shopping for a homebuilder, you need to know that the company you hire is worth their salt. After all, you’re going to live in your new house for a while; the last thing you want to deal with is shoddy workmanship or unexpected costs that crop up at the worst times.
Other than reading website reviews, which can be helpful, how are you supposed to find out whether a builder is trustworthy?
It’s simple. Put them through an interview process.
10 Things to Ask Your Custom Homebuilder
Any good homebuilder will welcome you to come by the office, ask questions and (hopefully) have a cup of coffee. When you’re there, looking at glossy photos of the builder’s recent work, here’s what you need to ask.
1. How many homes have you built during the years you’ve been in business?
2. How would you compare yourself with other local builders as far as benefits and costs?
3. What type of warranty do you offer on the homes you build?
4. Can I provide my own floor plans or modify yours?
5. What are the standard features in all of your homes?
6. When will you determine the final price of my home, and how will you arrive at that figure?
7. How long do you anticipate a home like mine will take to complete?
8. Will I be able to walk thru the home while it’s under construction?
9. What do I do if I have questions or concerns during the process?
10. How do you handle upgrades and changes?
While this is by no means a comprehensive list of questions you’ll have for a potential homebuilder, it’s a start. By finding the answers to these questions before you agree to work with a builder, you’ll save yourself several headaches down the road.
Let’s Talk About Your Real Estate Options
If you’re set on finding a vacant home site where you can build your dream home from the ground up, I can help. I also have extensive access to the MLS, where you’ll find real estate listings in Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville and many other cities across Middle Tennessee.
Call me at 615-473-5973 or contact Mallard Property online. I’d love to find out what you’re looking for… and then help you find it.